Monday, August 11, 2008

A sign of something?

This is the sign in front of our building. I thought I would see just how long it took for someone to notice the letters were all discombobulated. Well, a week has gone by - including a Sunday morning service - and not one person has mentioned it. I finally went out and fixed it this morning.

Stuff like this drives me nuts. It gives the appearance that no one cares, and I know it shouldn't drive me quite as crazy as it does, but... shouldn't it matter a little? I know some people just don't even notice things like this because of familiarity or whatever, but I've got to think somebody in our church noticed it. What I don't know is if they just don't care, or if they think it's not their place to say anything about it, or do they think it's my job and they wonder why I haven't done anything yet...? I dunno. And I'm not blaming anyone - I just wish I knew how to get people to be a little more concerned, or how to get them to take more 'ownership' or something. Again, I don't know that it's anyone's fault but mine. I'm just thinking out loud.

Actually, the sign needs replaced anyway. And we've been talking about it for at least the last nine years that I know of. The light doesn't work, the letters need to be taped on so they won't fall off, most of the letters are rusted and bent anyway, and a couple weeks ago - when I was retaping some letters on - one side of the glass door fell off and shattered. Oops. So I think we're just going to have some permanent inserts made that will fit inside the brick part with the church name, service time, and web address.

This is certainly a sign of something though. I'm just not sure what.

6 comments:

MR said...

Ever since you posted "Our God is Better Than Your God" that sign's been broken.

This week I suggest: "I was just kidding, don't burn down the church!"

...no matter how much tape you have to use.

Carrie Jade said...

MR - Ha ha.

Sorry I didn't notice. It's kinda hard to see on my walk from the house to the church.

Maybe it wasn't like that last time I was home. Which seems like forever ago...

Frank said...

Hey Dan...the sign at Grange has read: "Gospel sing JULY 20, 2008" since July 1st and it probally will until August 20th.

What's a pastor to do???!!!!

dan h. said...

Ha! Yeah... I don't think the letters on that sign have been changed in like 8 or 9 years.

Carrie,
I don't think you've been home since it was like that (it does seem like a long time). Plus it was on the other side from our house - so I don't even *really* know how long it was like that.

dan h. said...

Frank,
We posted at the same time!

I think you should go out and scramble the letters around. Or write something profane. See how long THAT takes to get noticed. :)

MR said...

The next morning the sun sprouts in the field and as a golden dome emerges it gleams off of Fairview's cross, casting long shadows, and down to the sign which reads: "Something Profane"